Why use Paddy Power for UFC betting?
As previously mentioned, Paddy Power covers each and every UFC event of the year, including each fight that takes place on the card. Paddy Power offers extremely competitive odds on UFC fights as well as Paddy Power’s bonus code and customers that place bets with them will be sure of getting that extra bang for their buck. UFC is amongst one of the most exciting and brutal sports out there, with that excitement only being enhanced when you place money on a fighter to win.
What UFC bets can I place with Paddy Power?
Given that so much can happen during a UFC fight, it’s no surprise that there are plenty of different markets that punters can bet on within a single fight. Players may also combine their bets between individual fights to make an accumulator, which has become especially popular for UFC punters to do across one night’s card. Below, we have broken down some of the most popular UFC betting markets on Paddy Power.
The fight result market is the simplest of all of the UFC bets available on Paddy Power, with punters being required to predict who they believe will win the fight.
Method of Victory
With the method of victory market, you are still required to guess who you think will with the first, though this time you must also decide the manner in which they will win. There are three different markets available here, with fighters able to win either by KO/TKO, points or by submission. There is also the option to bet on the draw, which is extremely rare in UFC.
Punters can also predict what round they believe their selected fighter will win the fight in, should they believe that it will not go the distance. Round betting does not require you to predict the method of victory though, with any victory by KO/TKO or submission counting towards your round bet counting.
How fight will End
With this market, UFC punters have three choices to decide the manner in which the fight will come to an end. There are three different options to bet on here with KO/TKO, points and submission all given to Paddy Power customers, though it doesn’t require you to pick which fighter will win the fight via your chosen method, with it counting for both fighters.
Outcome of Round
Paddy Power also gives their customers the opportunity to bet on the outcome of all five rounds within a UFC fight. Here, they can bet on their chosen round either finishing by KO/TKO or submission, as well as being able to back the fight going to the next round.
Surprisingly there is a double chance market available for UFC fights, giving you two different methods of victory within one bet. Here Paddy Power players are able to bet on a fighter winning by KO/TKO or submission, KO/TKO or points and by submission or points, giving you bigger odds than a fight result bet and more scope than a method of victory bet.
Will the fight go the distance?
As the name suggests, this market requires punters to guess whether or not the fight will go the full five rounds.
Paddy Power Conor McGregor
Undoubtedly the biggest star in the UFC is Conor McGregor, who is set to make his return to the sport in January 2020. McGregor first began fighting professionally in mixed martial arts in 2008, then making his UFC debut against Marcus Brimage in 2013 which he won via first-round knockout. A six-fight win streak then followed, with the final fight of that run against Jose Aldo really throwing him into global fame and put McGregor amongst the mainstream, not just a name to the devoted UFC fans.
The Irishman defeated Aldo inside 13 seconds to become the UFC Featherweight Champion before then twice fighting Nate Diaz in between becoming the sport’s first-ever two-weight world champion. McGregor TKO’d Eddie Alvarez in New York to win the UFC Lightweight Championship to combine that with his Featherweight Championship, making history in the process.
With his Irish roots well known, it’s no surprise that Paddy Power has had a heavy interest in McGregor’s career, with them often providing betting specials and promotions on his fights. Paddy Power customers can bet on all of McGregor’s fights and the company has opened plenty of non-fight related markets on McGregor in the past.
For example, Paddy Power sent a bus to pick McGregor up after his controversial incident in New York for when he returned to Dublin, though he ended up not showing at the airport. That resulted in Paddy Power opening a market at odds of 25/1 for McGregor to be a no show at his New York court date in June 2018, as well as then placing him at 1/5 to not fight again that year, though he did appear back in the octagon again that year when facing Khabib Nurmagomedov.